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You’re the Puppet

Donald Trump Jr. called CNN an “anti-Trump propaganda network” for hiring Andrew McCabe. In the same Tweet, Trump Jr., called McCabe a liar: “Fascists always deny what they are and ascribe their own features and their own totalitarian politics to Read more…


Inflicting Pain and Stirring up Trouble

It’s almost like Trump spends his day devising ways to enrage and insult people, divide us, and inflict pain. Today, to thrill his Evangelical base, enrage everyone else, and call out American Jews, he tweeted this: Yesterday he said this Read more…


The Trump Reality Show

Today’s episode: Scaramucci (the “Mooch”) turns on Trump after Trump attacked him on Twitter. Yesterday’s episode: Trump pushing conspiracy theories about Epstein’s death. Timothy Snyder explains why we are caught up in the constant drama of a Reality T.V. President. Read more…


How to Make the Radical Right Less Dangerous

Professor Miller-Idriss (sociology and education) explains white supremacy and what drives the shooters in this C-Span interview. Psychologist Karen Stenner (author of the Authoritarian Dynamic) explains how to make them less dangerous. From Miller-Idriss: What we call white supremacy includes Read more…


Trump, the modern GOP, and the Shooters

What Trump, the modern GOP, and the shooters have in common: They see themselves as victims. E.W. Jackson believes it’s the demonization of white people by liberals, not white supremacy, that is radicalizing mass shooters. It’s definitely counterintuitive that members Read more…


Trump’s Strategy is not Stupid

Spoiler: It’s cynical. But not stupid. OK, it looks stupid: Trump is doubling down on the very issues that resulted in Democrats winning the House in 2018 & every Midwest race.⤵️ Trump’s strategy until now has been to keep his Read more…


Trump is Losing

Stick with me here. I’ll explain. The targeted Congresswomen (& others) warn that Trump’s latest racist tweets and remarks are an attempt to distract from his inhumane policies.  Others suggest they’re an attempt to distract from the Epstein debacle that Read more…


Trump’s 4-part plan for destroying democracy and strengthening an oligarchy.

#1: Get the fighters fighting and keep them fighting Harvard Prof. Levitsky explains that that “hardball tactics” will kill democracy. Keeping everyone fighting increases the polarization. The more polarized the society, the more people are willing to tolerate “hardball tactics” Read more…


GOP cynicism and the Trump sexual assault allegations

The GOP response to the E. Jean Carroll sexual assault allegation demonstrates that the GOP never really cared about Bill Clinton’s sex life or if Biden touched a woman’s shoulder. The GOP pretended moral outrage, and cynically exploited the Clinton Read more…


The Uses of Outrage

When Trump talks about ICE raids at the same time he announces his plans for re-election, you might think he is trying to excite his base for the new campaign.  I suggest he has other motives as well. He seeks—among Read more…